Thing of the Day
Team Robbo @ Signal
March 30th 2011
a legend within the international graffiti community, London's 'King
Robbo' will soon lead his entire UK crew (known to the world as 'Team
Robbo') into Signal Gallery for their first gallery show of the
Team Robbo is an intentionally amorphous and anonymous graffiti crew, which has now grown into The Team Robbo Network. Its presence stretches across the world, overseas members working in collaboration with their UK counterparts. Team Robbo UK will be represented in this show by core crew members: ROBBO, CHOCI-ROC, DOZE, FUEL, PRIME and P.I.C. - some of whom have worked together as a crew for around 25 years!
They will be supported by the artist known as 'Pranksky', who provides coverage of Team Robbo's continuing war with street artists via his media organization, Prank Sky Media. Several members of Team Robbo are already well-known to members of the street art/ graffiti community and to art collectors alike. This stemmed from several very successful shows last year, including Robbo's solo show at The Pure Evil Gallery and Fuel's Prime's show 'The Architects' at The Atom Rooms in London. Prime's controversial piece 'The Age of Shiva' was widely publicised when it appeared again last year in Pictures on Walls' show - 'Marks and Stencils' before Christmas.
The crew's new show, 'The Sell-Out Tour' (which can be interpreted in a variety of ways), will be the first time that Team Robbo UK have exhibited in a gallery together. It will showcase an impressive variety of their work: prints, canvases, sculpture and photographic work. The photographs trace Team Robbo's joint output, (both legal and illegal) over the years. They will be shown alongside new solo work where crew members push forward the graffiti genre and develop their own work in highly divergent and novel artistic directions.
The show is expected to tour the world after the Signal Gallery launch. The Sell-Out Tour will be supported by work by the artist Pranksky. His work is described as hybrid art (merging art, photography and graffiti) providing a commentary on the ongoing art feud between street artists and graffiti writers that has received considerable media attention. The show offers a rare chance to both view and purchase original new works and prints by this notorious crew. All work shown is for sale. Quote by Robbo: "Nowadays nobody seems to care about talent anymore, they're just happy to be spoonfed shit, it's like being stuck in X Factor"
Signal Gallery, 32 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LB